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LITURGICAL MINISTRY

Altar Servers

Boys and girls ages 9-17 who wish to participate in a more active way at the Mass. They assist the Priest and Deacon to help make the ritual of the Mass proceed smoothly. Training is provided. Servers assist at regular Sunday Masses and at various Masses on special Feasts and Solemnities, i.e. Christmas, Easter, Holy Days of Obligation.

CONTACT: William Sohm    wrsohm@msn.com

Altar Care

Provide regular support in areas of cleaning, linen laundry, supply are attended to so that the sanctuary area of the church is ready for worship.

CONTACT: Han Cremona    hc.cremona@gmail.com

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Young children in K and 1st grade are invited to learn the Word of God at their own level in a special gathering separate from the large Assembly during Mass. This is offered during the 11:00am Mass each Sunday.

CONTACT: Joe Swiss   joe.swiss@stjohn-frederick.org

Church Environment

Decorating the church for special occasion, i.e. Christmas, Easter, etc. and throughout the year. Follow-up care for live plants. 

CONTACT: Joe Swiss   joe.swiss@stjohn-frederick.org

Corpus Christi/Adoration

Set-up and prepare for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday each week from 3:00-8:00pm. Insure that there are a minimum number of persons in attendance throughout the exposition time.

CONTACT:

Mike Harrison      britbky@msn.com

Dean Baldwin      deanb43@gmail.com

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Men and women 16 years of age and older who are Confirmed and in good standing in the Church are invited to assist in the reverent distribution of the Eucharist

EMHC Church – Joe Swiss    joe.swiss@stjohn-frederick.org

EMHC Homebound – Lynn Rinehart   alynn22@comcast.net

EMHC Hospital – Mike Willett    jmcgwillett@gmail.com

EMHC Nursing Homes – Han Cremona   hc.cremona@gmail.com

Greeters/Ushers

Men, women, and/or families welcome worshipers as they enter the building and give assistance when needed. Collect the offertory, lead all to Holy Communion, distribute bulletins after Mass, and assist in extraordinary circumstances.

CONTACT: William Key    William.j.key@comcast.net

Lectors

Men and women 16 years of age and older who are Confirmed and in good standing in the Church are invited to proclaim the Scriptures at the weekend Masses and other liturgical celebrations.

CONTACT: Joe Swiss    joe.swiss@stjohn-frederick.org

Mass Coordinators

Men and women who prepare the sanctuary each week and on special occasions for the celebration of Mass, arrange for gift bearers, and insure all liturgical roles are filled for the celebration. Assist in extraordinary circumstances. 

CONTACT: Joe Swiss    joe.swiss@stjohn-frederick.org

Wedding Coordinators

Persons who are present at both the rehearsal and the ceremony to assist the presider in the smooth celebration of the wedding ceremony. 

CONTACT: Joe Swiss    joe.swiss@stjohn-frederick.org

MUSIC MINISTRY

Adult Choir

All persons high school age and up gather weekly to learn and rehearse music in preparation to enhance the liturgy and support the Assembly in musical worship. Rehearsals are held in the choir loft each Thursday from 7:30-9:30pm. The choir sings regularly three times a month rotating through the three Masses, on special feast days, and other special occasions. 

CONTACT: Peggy Frazier    peggy.frazier@archbalt.org

Young Choir

Open to youth 4th grade through high school. Rehearsals are held Thursdays in the choir loft from 6:30-7:15pm. Sing one Sunday per month (9am), Christmas Eve, and Easter.

CONTACT: Peggy Frazier    peggy.frazier@archbalt.org

Cantor Ministry

High school youth and adults are invited to be a part of this ministry. Singing and reading music ability are necessary. Training and musical support are offered. Cantors offer their gifts and talents each weekend at our Masses leading the Assembly in music worship.

CONTACT: Nae Pearson     sjeorganist@gmail.com

Handbell Ringers

High school and adults are invited to be members of this group. No prior bell-ringing experience is required. Music reading ability is helpful but not absolutely necessary. Rehearsal are on Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:00pm in Rm 3 of the Bauer Evangelization Center.

CONTACT: Nae Pearson     sjeorganist@gmail.com

St. John Schola

The Schola is a smaller acapella ensemble of 8-12 singers. Music reading is a requirement. This ensemble rehearses and sings throughout the year as requested.

CONTACT: Nae Pearson    sjeorganist@gmail.com

Solo Instrumentalists

Middle school, high school, and adult instrumentalists with various instrument talents are encouraged to join our liturgical celebrations. Our Director of Music will assist with music selection and provide ample rehearsal time.

CONTACT: Nae Pearson    sjeorganist@gmail.com

FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS

Formation in our faith is a foundational ministry of our Church. In the Gospel of Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commands us, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations; baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you.” As such, faith formation is a life-long journey for all baptized persons. St. John’s offers formation opportunities to all ages and volunteers as catechists, aides, and other support roles are needed across many programs.

SOCIAL/COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Boy Scouts

A national/international organization seeking persons to fill leadership roles in their outreach in forming youth

CONTACT: Bill Sohm    wrsohm@msn.com

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

A national women’s club. The Court of Elizabeth Ann Seton meets at St. John’s and invites women to grow stronger in their faith and reach out in service to God and His Church.

CONTACT: Jeanne Willett teamleadur@yahoo.com

Filipino-American Ministry

Provides welcoming and hospitality to the Filipino-American community.

CONTACT: Joni Carlo    lovingmother46@comcast.net

Knights of Columbus

The KofC is a fraternal order of Catholic men who pledge to live out their lives in strong accordance with the teachings of the Church. The Knights have pledged themselves to good works and mutual support of the local parish. Council #1622 meets at and supports St. John’s.

CONTACT: Rick Babbitt  rbab2@live.com (English) Raul Canaviri  rcanaviri@comcast.net (Spanish)

Men of St. John

Men of the parish are invited to gather for breakfast and discussion directed to grow in their faith

CONTACT: Paul McNickle   pmcnkle@aol.com

Young Adults…P3 Prayer+Penance+Pub – Saints and Spirits

All young adults in the Frederick area are welcome to join together for this gathering.

CONTACT: parish@stjohn-frederick.org

SOCIAL JUSTICE

After the Storm

An outreach ministry to persons and families who are struggling to re-establish their lives after severe economic loss and family distress.

CONTACT: Leslie Mansfield   leslieamansfield@cs.com

Arimatheans

Persons who volunteer to assist at funerals as ushers, altar servers, lectors, and EMHC. This ministry calls for flexible work schedules.

CONTACT: Bob Willson    6willsons@gmail.com

Creation Care Ministry

In response to Pope Francis call, this ministry 

makes people aware of the Church’s teaching regarding our responsibility in caring for creation and our environment.

CONTACT: Don Koza    dkoza@comcast.net

Hunger Ministry

Volunteers collect food after the Masses and adds them to the parish Food Bank

CONTACT: William Key    William.j.key@comcast.net

Loaves and Fishes

Volunteers order and organize food donations and distribute them to those in need in our parish community on specified dates each month

CONTACT:

William Key  William.j.key@comcast.net   

Esta Sternek  kumygret@gmail.com

Martha Ministry

Our ministry has two purposes, first, to pray for the deceased. Second, to bring comfort to the mourners through hospitality refreshments offered at the parish following a funeral

CONTACT:

Vicki Hill  vhill625@hotmail.com

Kathy Schiek    kathyschiek@hotmail.com

Parish Nurses

Nurses volunteer to offer care in a holistic approach and help raise the awareness of the parish at-large concerning health issues.

CONTACT: Ann Myers    annmyersrn@hotmail.com

Peace and Social Justice Committee

Volunteers are involved in educational awareness at the parish level and legislative advocacy at the city, state, and national levels. Activity also focuses on coordinating the various social justice outreach efforts of the parish and identifies areas where action is needed.

CONTACT: Leslie Mansfield    leslieamansfield@cs.com

Respect Life (Right to Life)

Based on the belief in the sacredness of all life from conception to natural death and the dignity of all persons in all stages of life, volunteers seek to raise awareness of of attacks on this belief in our society. Active outreach is given to pregnancy centers, assisting those grieving after elective abortion, improving the quality of life for elderly or handicapped, and working legislatively against abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment.

CONTACT: Bob Boehman    arrowflight99@gmail.cmom

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Weekly porr box donations enable the Society to provide compassionate and loving assistance for a variety of human needs to the individuals and families who request financial aid from our parish. Volunteers meet with individuals to assess their needs and how the Society can help them

CONTACT: Kathy Schiek    kathyschiek@hotmail.com

ADMINISTRATION

Cemetery

St. John has been privileged to provide a final resting place for its parishioners and many prominent Americans. This committee provides for the promotion and upkeep of these important grounds.

CONTACT: Bill.milani@comcast.net

Finance Committee

This committee is responsible for the formation and oversight of the parish budget. It is also for advising the Pastor on the proper care for the parish investments and long range financial planning.

CONTACT: William Key    William.j.key@comcast.net

Maintenance Volunteers

Work to conserve and maintain our parish facilities.

CONTACT: Bob Fitzsimmons  bob.fitzsimmons@stjohn-frederick.org

Garden Club

This club is a service ministry dedicated to beautifying the church grounds. The members gather regularly to plant and groom the gardens and planters around the church facilities.

CONTACT: Dave Satterfield  satterf@comcast.net

Pastorate Advisory Council

Advises the Pastor on issues facing the parish and future planning for parish growth and development

CONTACT: Bill Milani    bill.milani@comcast.net

SPANISH MINISTRIES

ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT MINISTRIES

Healing Prayer Ministry

A trained and dedicated prayer team available to pray with any individuals seeking the Lord’s healing presence

CONTACT: Mike Alley    alleym@dtpepn.nci.nih.gov

Gathered In His Name Prayer Group

A charismatic prayer group that gathers for prayer and praise 

CONTACT: Paul McNickle    pmnkle@aol.com

Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month from 6:30-8:30pm at St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor Church. If you have or had cancer, are a caretaker, a loved one or are affected by csncer in any way, you are welcome to join this group.

CONTACT:

Donna Fox     dmf042945@yahoo.com

Suzanne Fioravanti, Rn BSN OCN  sefioravanti@gmail.com

To get involved, fill out the form below and let us know which ministry you’d like more information on.

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